HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

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HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby DennyD » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:06 pm

I am new to both the forum and Gn15. I saw a post by Jim Snee from September 2005 using an HO scale bogie (truck) as the basis for a short wheelbase industrial type wagon (car). I really like the build. Has anyone else done this build, and have some pictures and a brief construction article about it? Thank you. Denny D.

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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby thtroll » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:49 pm

Cheers, Heath.

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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby docnjoj » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:19 pm

Speaking of Jim Snee, does anyone know where he went? His paper models were wonderful and I would like to find out if he is still making them available. He had some G9 models that were wonderful.
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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:02 pm

Other than Jim last signed into the Gnatterbox in December 2011 I know no more.

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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby Nevadablue » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:21 am

The little flat car in this picture is all wood except for the two HO axles.

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The water car sits on a standard toy HO train bogie.

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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:23 am

Hi Ken,

Both those work very well.

Although for some reason I now feel unaccountably thirsty... :D

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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby Nevadablue » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:38 am

Thanks! We marked the barrel 'Water' so the mine boss wouldn't get suspicious. 8)
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Re: HO bogies (trucks) for rolling stock

Postby KEG » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:33 am

HO trucks (scale 1 : 87) seem to be much too small for Gn15 models ( approx. 1 : 24 scale) In most cases they look out of scale or simply sily, if used.

After all there are a few makers offering scale Gn15 models. Here is a Schomberg (made in Canada) flatcar with a HO bogie load.

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Unfortunately the Schomberg moulds seem to be quite worn out meanwhile. So be prepared, to replace some nuts and bolts with suitable castings from makers like Ozark, Cambrian, Gandt Line etc.

Barrel transports seem to be a common sight on Gn15 layouts.

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My examples were made from Ralph Brammer (Rockleybottom) parts a few years ago.

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